Health First Fight Child Hunger 5K winner, Jennifer Absher with an amazing 18:33.7.
In a year when running while masked is the norm, the 2021 Fight Child Hunger 5K Run/Walk was an amazing success! David Brubaker of Central Brevard Sharing Center kicked off the even with a beautiful National Anthem, while The Childrens’ Hunger Project’s Tammy Shelley led the warmup. Even with a chill in the air, the sky was beautiful and participants enthusiastic! Volunteers, vendors and sign holders encouraged the 5K runners, walkers and rollers every step of the way. Many thanks to the sponsors, teams and volunteers who helped ensure our success, meaning it’s a success for local children at risk of hunger. Thanks to our Honorary race chair, Mara Bellaby of FLORIDA TODAY, and to Brevard Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Mullins for their attendance and support for this 5K.
There were representatives from nearly 40 schools in Brevard, from elementary to universities; notably, Edgewood, Merritt Island and Viera High; Palm Bay, Lockmar, Surfside and Cambridge Elementary; Pinecrest Academy; Florida Tech, Eastern Florida State College and University of Central Florida.
MANY THANKS TO OUR 5K TEAMS:
1. Edgewood Jr/Sr High
2. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community
3. Palm Bay Elementary
4. Faith Viera Lutheran Church
5. Todd Thomas Home
6. Renco Warriors
7. Lockmar Knights
8. Cambridge Cougars
9. Hope to Finish
10. Tisha Howard / Raymond James
12. Space Coast Parrothead Club
13. Jacobs Space Operations Group
14. Hells Bells
Did you know that 62% of teachers know of at least one child that is coming to school hungry? We need to fix this. And we CAN fix this! Your commitment to join the Race to End Childhood Hunger along with other local businesses, congregations, teams and individuals helped feed children in our community at risk of hunger. See you in 2022!